Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Top 100 books review & non winners' curse for economists

The Guardian has just published online an list of the top 100 non-fiction books, which its staff has compiled. While the books in it are thoroughly intriguing, and worth taking a sabbatical in one's job to read them, economics, the "dismal science" as Paul Krugman puts it in a book, has no entry.

To fill this gap, I thought I'd think about some titles, and email them to the Guardian, curiosly waiting for their reply.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith

The Great Crash, 1929 by John K. Galbraith

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Accidental Theorist: And Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science by Paul Krugman

I bet that I have forgotten some, hence hat tips are welcome!

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